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sunflowers

My work is loving the world,
here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird–
equal seekers of sweetness.
. . .
Let me keep my mind on what matters,
which is my work,
which is mostly standing still and learning
to be astonished.

Excerpted from “Messenger” © 2006 Mary Oliver in Thirst. (Beacon Press ISBN 0807068969). Click for the entire poem.

What do you love? How do you nourish yourself? How do you care for the world around you? What astonished you today?

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